Why Choose Our Destination?
Monterey County, on California’s extraordinary Central Coast is your stage for an inspired, memorable meeting. The stunning and natural environment - famous for the dramatic coastline, wildlife and rich history - presents options for accommodations and activities for every group's size and budget. Whether you need the dynamics of the downtown Conference Center or are looking for the charm of a country inn, we have it. To complete your business schedule, consider enjoying the invigorating spray from the splash of sea otters and whale tales on the Bay, tastes of award-winning wines and culinary delights, or even escape for a drive along the coast or for a walk in the forest to find a special moment or two in thought while breathing in the rich, spicy scent of the redwoods. There’s always a round of golf on one of many world-class courses, great shopping and more – all within a few miles of your meeting site. Our Monterey destination experts will guide you through the endless options for creating Inspired Moments in Meetings! Monterey County by the numbers: *41,000 sq. ft. of meeting space at the Monterey Conference Center (61,000 sq. ft. when combined with two adjacent hotels) *1,700 guests can be accommodated *250 hotels house guests of any budget *12,000 rooms countywide *99 miles of spectacular California coastline *40,000 acres of vineyards producing 42 grape varieties *22 world-renowned golf courses *Over 30 wine tasting rooms
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Getting to Monterey is easy with over 500 direct and one-stop flights from most major US and many international cities. Located just four miles west of downtown Monterey, the Monterey Regional Airport provides regular service to and from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas and Las Vegas.
Distance from airport
- Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)
8.05 km from city center
- San Jose International Airport (SJC)
120.7 km from city center
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
193.12 km from city center
Monterey Conference Center
The Monterey Conference Center is the only waterfront conference center in northern California. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Monterey, the almost 68,000 sq ft Conference Center inspires innovation, celebration and perspective.
- Exhibit Space1,765 sq. mTotal meeting space6,503 sq. m
All year long, there are events and special activities for visitors to enjoy. Festivals abound and any day of the week can include wine tasting, adventure tours, horseback riding on the beach, hikes in the redwoods, new culinary experiences – the list is as endless as the destination’s beauty. To help with your tough choices and practical needs, the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau team also offers the latest news, local expertise and facility updates to save you research time and they will help create a customized, incredible experience for your attendees. Major events in Monterey County include: - AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Sea Otter Classic - Big Sur International Marathon - Pebble Beach Food & Wine - Artichoke Festival - Superbike World Championship - Carmel Bach Festival - Monterey Car Week - Concours d'Elegance - Monterey Jazz Festival View the link below for a complete list of events: http://www.seemonterey.com/events